Tell us about your idea
As an educator, granted on the university level, I refocused my course when we all went online.
1. Human- first value. For each class, I checked in. Prioritizing the human connection.
2. Found projects that were appropriate for online environment. It was a project-based learning course, and some of the projects did not fit in terms of online environment, so we dropped them. WE dropped projects that needed hands-on and kept research, brochure, and computer programming
3. Introduce and taught online project management. Introduced students to SCRUM/agile approach, as well as tools like slack and trello. Students can learn about what professionals are doing. For k12, this is thinking about the professional and learning skills that can be taught and incorporated in online environments.
4. Group work. My students all said it was hard for them to do work alone, so all work became group work. The classes were mostly break out sessions for the students to work on larger projects. I would check in, at the beginning, and then followed up in an hour. There was weekly updates. In k-12, this would make sense in later grades, but may also be good in educational games.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I am a Engineering professor at the university of San Francisco